Orissa Cultural Tour
Come with The Dove on a journey to the fascinating state of Orissa -Land of Myths & Legends, Exotic and Unexplored, washed by the depth of the Bay of Bengal, cradled by the Eastern Ghats. See the land of an exciting blend of aesthetics and religion.Witness rural craftsmen and artists carving traditional stone and wood sculptures, etching palm leaves with intricate sacred designs, painting elaborate canvaces with scenes from the ancient Indian epics.
See artisans hammering brass vessles or casting images in bronze, potters making eggshell-thin vessels, or sculpting figurines in clay.Meet the real people of Orissa and savour their hospitality; even eat a delicious meal prepared carefully and safely in a traditional home.
Learn about the thoughts, beliefs and hopes of the people. Visit their shrines and temples and experience their rituals and ceremonies . Complement your village adventures with the tours of the beautiful monuments and the temples of Puri, Bhubaneswar and Konark
This triangle contains some of India's most beautiful temples ranging from monolithic cave temples of 2nd century BC to carved fantasies in stone of Bhubaneswar and Puri (7th -13th century temples).See the sun temple of Konark and its famous erotic sculptures. This World Heritage Site was built in the 13th century, in the golden era of Orissan art
From the temple itself we can trace the emergence of Orissan history and sculpture. Every exquisite sculpture here has its own meaning.Come to the city of temples, Bhubaneswar where as many as 1000 temples existed at one point of time .
Many of these are still intact and they record the Kalinga Style of architecture from inception to maturity. Visit the Santi Stupa - the hallowed site of the famous Kalinga war which once turned the river Daya, red with the blood of Oriya soldiers and finally made the emperor Ashoka embrace BudhismFind the Ashokan rock edicts immortalizing the historical events. Also find the Jain monasteries on the twin caves of Khandagiri and Udayagiri. Puri, the spiritual capital of Orissa,revolves around the daily life Lord Jagannath -Literally, " The Lord of the Universe". Spirituality here is tangible - palpable. The Car festival (Ratha Jatra) in June/July provides first hand experience of the rapture involved in the Jagannath cult. Let the DOVE make your Orissa tour a lifetime experience.
Orissa Cultural tour
Duration : 3 to 12 days.
Itinerary Covers:: Bhubaneswar, Puri (Jagannath Temple and Beaches), Chaitanya Stone Carving Works, Konark (Sun Temple), Raghurajpur (Artisan Village), Satpada (Dolphins), Chilika Lake (Largest Brackish Water Lake in Asia), Gopalpur Sea Beach, Chandragiri Tibatan Village, Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, Udaygiri, Textile Belt of Sonepur, Barpali and Sambal pur etc..
DTransportation: Car / Jeep / Coach and mechanised motor lunch
Accomodation : Hotels
Best Time to Visit : Round the Year..